Whiskey Bottle Dog Toy

The Ninth Circuit partially vacated a ruling in favor of Jack Daniel’s in a dispute with a dog toy company that produced a chew toy that looked like a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey, finding the whiskey company’s trade dress and bottle design were entitled to trademark protection, but the dog toy company used the design to convey a humorous message, which was protected by the First Amendment.

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Dog Food

Consumers who claim they were scammed into paying top dollar for two brands of premium dog food may continue their suit against Champion Petfoods, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled. The food was billed as human food grade quality but the consumers provided evidence the food contains high levels of heavy metals and is contaminated with “excessive quantities” of hair, insects, livestock tags, feathers and bones.

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